Cape Town – American rapper Mac Miller was found dead in his house in Studio City, California on Friday.
According to a report by Variety the 26-year-old died of an apparent overdose.
His family said in a statement that Miller died on Friday but gave no further details. "He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans," the statement said.
TMZ reports that a male friend placed a 911 call to alert authorities who pronounced the rapper dead on the scene.
Los Angeles police said they responded to a report of a deceased person at a home on the same block where Miller is listed as a resident, and had turned the case over to the coroner's office. The coroner's office said it did not have any details it could release.
Police lines were pulled up and a coroner's van left the cul-de-sac late on Friday afternoon. About 10 news vans remained. Another rapper, Pittsburgh Slim, appeared and left flowers in front of Miller's house.
Miller, real name Malcolm James McCormick, has had a long history of substance abuse.
He performed in South Africa in 2016 at the annual Rocking the Daisies music festival.
Investigators have said they'll need an autopsy to determine how rapper Miller died.